Ying Feng, a renowned ballerina and ballet mistress in China and currently the director and artistic director of the National Ballet of China.
She graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy and joined the National Ballet of China in 1980. In 1982, she was sent to the Opera National de Paris and studied with ballet masters like Maurice Bejart, Rossela Hightower and others. As a Prima Ballerina, she has danced the whole repertoire staged by NBC, including Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, etc. Since 1997, she began a career as a teacher, répétiteur and choreographer. Collaborating with great choreographers like Ben Stevenson and Roland Petit, etc, she staged for the company Bourneville’s La Sylphide and Stevenson’s Fountain of Tears, etc. As the artistic director, she produced for the company Bejart’s Fire Bird, Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, etc. Meanwhile, she also oversaw the restaging of Chinese New Year (Nutcracker, Chinese version), Le Sacre du Printemps, etc.
Since 2010, she organized NBC Ballet Workshops every year, presenting a dozen of original modern works with different characters and styles. She has been a constant participant of juries for major international ballet competitions, including Moscow Benois de la Danse, Jackson IBC in the United States, Varna IBC in Bulgaria, Helsinki IBC in Finland, etc.